Multiple Exposure, Members Showcase, and Glass Lantern Slides at CPR

Multiple Exposure Cleveland (MX) is a Cleveland Print Room pilot program supported by the Cleveland Foundation as part of their Arts Mastery Initiative. MX teaches Cleveland middle and high school students technical aspects of photography, helps them develop visual literacy and storytelling skills, and exposes them to the business of photography, including curating shows and marketing their work. A culminating exhibit of student work from the first semester of MX will be presented in the CPR gallery alongside our annual member’s show this December.

Our Off The Wall Members Showcase opens Friday, December 2. The gallery will also be open Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, coinciding with the ArtCraft Building’s open studio sale.

January, 2017 marks Cleveland Print Room’s Fourth anniversary. We are excited to open our fifth year with Inside Outside, an exhibition featuring an early twentieth century glass lantern slide collection from the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Hospital. The former owner of the collection, Smith Ely Jelliffe, M.D. and Ph.D., likely used the slides for public and professional presentations. The collection includes images of the hospital, significant figures of mental health treatment, patients, and patients’ artwork; the exhibition will focus on the historical aspects of mental health treatment, lantern slides, and “outsider art.” The exhibit will also examine how photography can operate as both a didactic and clinical instrument – and, potentially, as a mode of humanizing its subjects.




Off The Wall Members Showcase: December 2-17; opening reception, Friday December 2, 5-9pm.

Special gallery hours during the ArtCraft Building’s annual Holiday Sale: Saturday, December 3: 11am to 7pm; Sunday, December 4: 11am to 5pm

Inside Outside: January 20-March 17, 2017; opening reception, Friday, January 20, 5-9pm.

Panel Discussion, Saturday, January 21, 1pm, with Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art Curator of Photography; James Edmonson, Dittrick Museum at Case Western Reserve University Chief Curator; Maggie Goddard, Exhibition Curator, and Dr. Ewald Horwath MD, MetroHealth Chair, Department of Psychiatry.


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